Your ELs will practice drawing connections between illustrations and relevant text in a story in order to make inferences. This lesson can be a stand-alone resource or it can be paired with the lesson Analyzing Visual Elements.
Students will be able to make connections between visual elements and the text.
Students will be able to draw inferences from a text.
Students will be able to make inferences about visual elements with introductory phrases using a graphic organizer and paragraph frame.
Show the picture from the Drawing Conclusions worksheet. Then, inform students that just by looking at this picture, they can find clues about the 5 W's ("who," "what," "when," "where," "why"). Call on students to share their ideas about this scene.
Tell students that in order to really know what's going on in this picture, they would need to read the part of the story that goes along with the picture.
Tell them that today they're going to be using clues that they find from both the text and pictures in a story to make inferences about that story.
Display the worksheet I Can Make Inferences: Concept Web in a highly visible place in your classroom and read the different parts of the web.
Tell your students that during this lesson, they'll be reading parts of the book Freedom Summer and using a graphic organizer and sentence frames to write inferences.